Century Rain

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Ace #ad - An awe-inspiring novel from the award-winning author of the Revelation Space series. Century rain fuses time-travel, alternate history, hard SF, interstellar adventure and noir romance to create a novel of blistering powers and style. Sf revuthree hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.

Century Rain #ad - Archeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it is too late—for the past and the future of two worlds….

Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

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Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days Revelation Space Book 5

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Ace #ad - It is home to an enigmatic machine-like structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets. Now, she may be the only hope for the survival of the species—and of every person living on Turquoise. But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin.

Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days Revelation Space Book 5 #ad - . Turquoise days”in the seas of turquoise live the Pattern Jugglers, the amorphous, aquatic organisms capable of preserving the memories of any human swimmer who joins their collective consciousness. Alastair reynolds returns to his bestselling Revelation Space universe with two novellas of interstellar exploration.

Diamond dogs”the planet golgotha—supposedly lifeless—resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. Naqi okpik devoted her life to studying these creatures—and paid a high price for swimming among them.

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Galactic North Revelation Space Book 6

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Ace #ad - And without foresight, opposing groups may fracture multiple worlds. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. A collection of eight short stories and novellas—including three never before seen—in the dark and turbulent world of Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space universe. Technology has produced powerful new tools—but lethal risk will always accompany great advancement.

The rich get richer. Between the demarchists and the Conjoiners, the basic right to expand human intelligence—beyond its natural limits—has become a war-worthy cause. Centuries from now, solidarity stretches thin as humanity spreads past the solar system and to the nearest stars. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space…because who’s to say that humanity won’t be next?

Galactic North Revelation Space Book 6 #ad - Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras.

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The Prefect Revelation Space Book 7

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Ace #ad - Critically-acclaimed author alastair reynolds creates “a fascinating hybrid of space opera, police procedural and character study”Publishers Weekly in this novel in his Revelation Space universe. Tom dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the glitter band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.

His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead. But his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter—a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band.

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Pushing Ice

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Ace #ad - In accepting this mission she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny—for Janus has many surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome. Bella lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. A thrilling ride in the new era of well-written space adventure”The Denver Post from the author of the Revelation Space series.

2057. But when janus, inexplicably leaves its natural orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, one of Saturn’s ice moons, Bella is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach. They mine comets.

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Absolution Gap Revelation Space Book 3

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Ace #ad - War veteran clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse. The inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence—and they’ve targeted Humanity.

Alastair reynolds continues his revelation Space series with this “first-rate work of science fiction, a thoroughly modern space opera full of dangers and marvels to match”SF Site. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety—or draw down its darkest enemy.

Absolution Gap Revelation Space Book 3 #ad - Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate.

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Chasm City Revelation Space Book 2

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Ace #ad - Alastair reynolds redefines hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”Locus. The once-utopian chasm city—a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet—has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized.

But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget. For security operative tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmare through which he searches for a low-life post-mortal killer. Now, with the entire city corrupted—from the people to the very buildings they inhabit—only the most wretched sort of existence remains.

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Redemption Ark Revelation Space Book 2

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Ace #ad - Redemption Ark Revelation Space Book 2 #ad - Alastair reynolds pushes the boundaries of science fiction and “confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance” Publishers Weekly in this novel in his Revelation Space universe. Late in the twenty-sixth century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors—alien killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it.

But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes—and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons—and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them.

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Terminal World

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Ace #ad - Clinging to its skin are the zones: semiautonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different—and rigidly enforced—level of technology. But he can neither imagine how far the journey will take him—nor comprehend how much is at stake…. Following a botched infiltration mission, enforcement agent Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in a morgue.

And with the dying body comes bad news: Quillon must leave his home and travel into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint’s base. Now, spearpoint, the award-winning author presents a future of technological wonders—from every era…In a far-distant future, is a vast, the last human city, atmosphere-piercing spire.

Terminal World #ad - But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissection table, his world is wrenched apart. Alastair reynolds revolutionized the science fiction genre with his critically-acclaimed Revelation Space novels. For the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint’s Celestial Levels.

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House of Suns

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Ace #ad - And now campion and purslane—two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences—must determine exactly who, their enemy is, or what, before they are wiped out of existence. An “engaging and awe-inspiring”SF Signal space opera from the critically-acclaimed author of the Revelation Space series.

House of Suns #ad - Six million years ago, abigail gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, at the dawn of the star-faring era, which she called shatterlings. Since then, every two hundred thousand years, they gather to exchange news and memories of their travels. Someone is eliminating the Gentian line.

. Only there is no Gathering. She sent them out into the galaxy to observe and document the rise and fall of countless human empires.

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Blue Remembered Earth Poseidon's Children Book 1

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Ace #ad - And ocular, the largest scientific instrument in history, is about to make an epochal discovery. The moon and mars are settled, and colonies stretch all the way out to the edge of the solar system. Crime, war, disease and poverty have been practically eliminated. Geoffrey akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his long-running studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin.

. After the death of his grandmother eunice—the erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur—something awkward has come to light on the Moon, so Geoffrey is dispatched there to ensure the family name remains untarnished. But the secrets eunice died with are about to be revealed—secrets that could change everything.

Blue Remembered Earth Poseidon's Children Book 1 #ad - . Or tear this near utopia apart. But geoffrey’s family, which controls the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans for him. The first novel in the Poseidon's Children series from the acclaimed author of the Revelation Space series. One hundred and fifty years from now, Africa has become the world’s dominant technological and economic power.

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